SPI International Launches FilmBox Africa and more with AXIAN Group

SPI/FilmBox and AXIAN Group have inked a distribution deal to bring FilmBox Africa, FilmBox Arthouse, FightBox and DocuBox to Madagascar, Comoros and Togo

SPI/FilmBox and AXIAN Group are pleased to announce a brand-new distribution deal that makes four channels from SPI’s portfolio available in Madagascar, Comoros and Togo through Telma TV and Togocom TV. The viewers will be able to access FilmBox Africa, FilmBox Arthouse, DocuBox and FightBox in the Premium package.

“We are pleased to provide additional windows of curated content for Telma TV and Togocom TV subscribers through our partnership with AXIAN Group, a prominent player in the African market,” commented Georgina Twiss, MD Western Europe & Africa at SPI International. “This deal not only brings two exciting movie channels with content ranging from Hollywood blockbusters to arthouse movies, but also two unique thematic channels geared towards viewers who enjoy documentaries and MMA programming,” added Twiss.

Channels included in the deal are: FilmBox Africa which offers more than 300 premiere tiles every year, and features Hollywood blockbusters, films from top directors, world cinema classics and popular series; SPI’s well-curated arthouse movie channel FilmBox Arthouse, which brings world cinema classics from iconic directors such as Hitchcock, Kurosawa, Fellini and many others to cinema lovers; DocuBox which delivers a collection of award-winning documentaries about different cultures and the wonders of our world; FightBox which broadcasts some of the most electrifying combat sports live events and multi-discipline mixed martial arts coverage from all over the world.

“This partnership further demonstrates AXIAN Group’s commitment to continuously enlarging its catalogue and offering the best available entertainment content to its clients, because we want our subscribers in Comoros, Madagascar and Togo to enjoy access to globally-acclaimed films and TV programs,” commented Matthieu Mertian, Head of Digital Content at AXIAN Group.

About AXIAN Group:

AXIAN is a pan-African group that specializes in 5 sectors with high growth potential, namely real-estate, telecoms, financial services, energy and open innovation. AXIAN is directly present in 6 countries in Africa and the Indian ocean and acts as a dependable partner for socio-economic growth across its markets.

With its 5,000 daring and passionate staff, our group systematically ensures that its activities have a positive and sustainable impact on the day-to-day lives of millions of Africans across all industries we operate in.

The AXIAN Group is a signatory of the UN´s Global Compact initiative and is committed to making its 10 Sustainable Development Goals a core component of its strategies, as well as its present and future operations. Find out more about AXIAN at www.axian-group.com.


SPI INTERNATIONAL is a global media company operating 42 TV channels, multiple digital products across six continents, and a major player in content distribution and broadcasting worldwide.

SPI was founded 28 years ago and has extensive experience in the TV and broadcasting industry. The company operates multiple free-to-air and pay-TV channels in CEE, Western Europe, CIS and Ex-Yugo regions including key European markets such as Poland, Czechia, Romania, Serbia, the Netherlands and Russia. SPI is one of the premier movie service providers in the countries where it operates, with FilmBox being its flagship movie service. SPI Group owns a suite of legacy brands that have become household names such as FilmBox, Film1, Kino Polska, Stopklatka, Dizi along with different thematic channels and streaming services. 

SPI’s brands reach millions of households through operators, partner platforms and SPI’s own digital products globally. Working with over 700 operators worldwide, SPI uses cutting-edge technology providing its subscribers with access to SPI’s linear and on-demand content and FilmBox+ service that has over one million subscribers. The company recently launched a new digital service, Dizi, a state-of-the-art aggregator of the best Turkish series worldwide. SPI also owns and operates the brand assets of Film1 premium movie services in The Netherlands, including four linear channels and an on-demand service.

For over 25 years, SPI INTERNATIONAL has been a leading supplier of theatrical films and television programming in the international markets. SPI’s solid alliances with major license suppliers provide compelling content, with strong recognition and high demand.